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It Takes Two (1995)

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Alyssa (a rich girl) and Amanda (an orphan) are two little girls who are identical, but complete strangers, that accidentally meet one day. In an attempt to stop Alyssa's father from ... See full summary »

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Andy Tennant
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirstie Alley ... Diane Barrows
Steve Guttenberg ... Roger Callaway
Mary-Kate Olsen ... Amanda Lemmon / Alyssa Callaway
Ashley Olsen ... Alyssa Callaway / Amanda Lemmon
Philip Bosco ... Vincenzo
Jane Sibbett ... Clarice Kensington
Michelle Grisom Michelle Grisom ... Carmen
Desmond Robertson Desmond Robertson ... Frankie
Tiny Mills Tiny Mills ... Tiny
Shanelle Henry Shanelle Henry ... Patty
Anthony Aiello Anthony Aiello ... Anthony
LaTonya Borsay LaTonya Borsay ... Wanda
Michèle Lonsdale Smith ... Michelle (as Michelle Lonsdale-Smith)
Sean Orr ... Jerry
Elizabeth Walsh Elizabeth Walsh ... Emily
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Storyline

Alyssa (a rich girl) and Amanda (an orphan) are two little girls who are identical, but complete strangers, that accidentally meet one day. In an attempt to stop Alyssa's father from marrying Clarice, a conceited know-it-all, the girls get him to meet Amanda's case worker and switch places to stop the wedding once and for all. Though things don't go exactly as planned when Alyssa gets adopted and Clarice moves up the wedding. Written by Aaron Saltzer

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When it comes to making the perfect match...Two heads are better than one! Especially if they look exactly alike. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Me and My Shadow See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$19,474,589
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Winona Ryder was director Andy Tennant's first choice for the role of Diane Burrows. Rysher Entertainment rejected Ryder because they thought she was too young for the role. Geena Davis, Kim Cattrall, Mary-Louise Parker, Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laura Dern, Joan Cusack, Kelly Preston, Lea Thompson, Sigourney Weaver, Elizabeth Perkins, Goldie Hawn, Brooke Shields, Nicole Kidman, Linda Hamilton, Helen Hunt, Julia Roberts, Catherine O'Hara and Julianne Moore were also considered for the role. See more »

Goofs

Alyssa's mike pack is visible under the back of her shirt when Diane hugs her at the scrap yard. See more »

Quotes

Amanda Lemmon: This orphan stuff is like growing up in the dog-pound. Everybody wants a puppy.
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Hippy Hippy Shake
Written by Chan Romero (as Robert (Chan) Romero)
Performed by The Georgia Satellites
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Those girls are amazing.
16 March 2004 | by netsmith2001See all my reviews

I stumbled on this family film while channel surfing the other night. I happened to catch it right from the opening titles. The Olsen girls had me hooked from the first minutes. I couldn't stop watching this movie until the final credits rolled. Having raised two girls I was particularly tuned into the Olsen girls. I was blown away by how cute and funny and bright they were. And I thought the love story though predictable was tastefully handled and fairly intelligent. All in all a most enjoyable experience.


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